News & Events
Since 1951, when the CVM graduated its first class of students, a large photo of each year’s class has been produced and mounted on a wall of the College. As you may have already seen, these photos currently hang in the main hallway of the Veterinary Medical Center. Unfortunately, the class photographs for the years 1971–80 and 1993 were produced with color dyes that faded. The quality of these portraits was very poor, and it became clear that they would soon deteriorate altogether.
With $183,000 in funding from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, University of Minnesota faculty are creating an accessible nationwide system for improving poultry disease prevention and preparedness.
The lab of Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD, which investigates how and why cancer occurs in both dogs and humans, recently added two new cell lines to Kerafast’s catalog. The partnership between Modiano’s lab and the Boston-based reagent company now includes 13 cell lines. As a result, scientists around the world can easily acquire the U of MN cell lines to further their own canine cancer studies.
Kristin Snyder, a veterinary student at the College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellows award for $43,000 funded by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. She will use the award to study cancer immunotherapy in the lab of Bruce Walcheck, PhD, for 2018-2019.
Education Day took place on Friday, May 18, and acted as an opportunity to recognize excellence from all around the College at the close of another school year.